24 Oct Final Mill Conversion for Manchester City Centre
One of the last mills in Manchester City centre will be converted into canal side apartments by prolific developers, Urban Splash. Brownsfield Mill in the Northern Quarter is a Grade II listed building in the Piccadilly Basin regeneration area around the Rochdale Canal.
This Victorian, red brick, timber windowed mill sits on a 45,000 sq ft site and will be transformed into some of Manchester’s biggest mill apartments. Some are expected to take up to 4,000 sq ft of floor space.
Urban Splash is well known in Manchester for its regeneration of industrial buildings and has a great reputation for rejuvenating historical features of the city. Urban Splash chairman Tom Bloxham spoke to Manchester Evening News and said, “I am delighted to announce more growth for our portfolio. Brownsfield Mill was really appealing to us; we started developing loft apartments 25 years ago and it’s been a joy to find this immaculate building beside the canal in the Northern Quarter.”
Brownsfield Mill was built in 1825 and has Manchester’s oldest surviving mill chimney. Originally a power mill, it was also home to the Avro aviation factory in the early twentieth century.
Located within the Northern Quarter and close to Ancoats, this new development will be highly sought after. More details about the development are expected to be released by Urban Splash in the near future.